Satellite phone seized from a French National at Chennai Airport

Chennai International Airport (File Photo)

Chennai: Officials of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) today seized a satellite phone from a 69-year-old French passenger, who was heading to his home country via Dubai, at the Chennai International Airport.

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Airport sources said since the passenger was carrying the phone without proper permission, it was seized by the authorities and he was detained for interrogation. Acting on information, the personnel searched his hand baggage and seized the phone.

The sources said, the passenger, being a Foreigner, should have declared to the police that he was having a satellite phone in his possession and obtained proper permission. Since he has not disclosed it, he was detained for questioning, the sources added.